Route 79 - Menomonee Falls Flyer

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Service Alerts for Route 79
  • DATE: Thursday, July 28, 2016
    DURATION: 4:30 PM – 10:30 PM (when barricaded or notified)
    AFFECTED AREA: Wisconsin Avenue between 8th & 9th Streets

    Due to the upcoming “Library Loud” event, the above routes using Wisconsin Avenue will detour as follows:

    • South (right) on 11th Street
    • East (left) on Tory Hill/Michigan Street
    • North (left) on James Lovell/7th Street
    • East (right) on Wisconsin Avenue to regular route

    • North (right) on James Lovell/7th Street
    • West (left) on Wells (ROUTE 49 Wells to 10th Street and north (right) to regular route.)
    • South (left) on 11th Street
    • West (right) on Wisconsin Avenue to regular route

  • DATE: Friday, July 15th, 2016
    DURATION: 2 months
    AFFECTED AREA: Northbound Cass between Michigan & Wisconsin

    Due to stops westbound in front of Northwestern Mutual being inaccessible and no traffic control at the intersection of Cass & Wisconsin, all service using Cass northbound from Michigan will detour as follows :

    Use Michigan to Van Buren, North on Van Buren to Wisconsin, West on Wisconsin and regular route.

  • Due to construction at Northwestern Mutual, the west bound stops at Cass & Wisconsin and the midblock stop on Wisconsin between Cass & Van Buren will be moved one block west for the next 2 months.

    Routes 14, Gold, 31, 44, 49, 79, 137, & 143 will all stop at the route 14 stop located midblock westbound on Wisconsin between Van Buren & Jackson.

    Routes 12, 40, 43, 46, 48, & 90 will all stop at the Route 12 stop located midblock westbound on Wisconsin between Van Buren & Jackson.

  • Beginning August 28, 2016, several routes will see some changes through Downtown Milwaukee because of the closure and demolition of the Transit Center. Check back here beginning August 8th for more specific information on stops impacted and new routing.

  • DATE: April 4th through September 5th, 2016
    DURATION: EVERY WEEKDAY AFTERNOON GAME (12 times during season)
    AFFECTED AREA: I-94 Westbound

    Due to heavy traffic on westbound I-94 after Milwaukee Brewers afternoon games, the Route 44 and 79 must make this mandatory detour - hopefully providing better service to our passengers and maintaining the schedule. The detour is as follows:

    Route 44 Flyer PM trips:
    Continue west on Wisconsin Avenue to 68th Street, south (left) to O’Conner Street, west (right) to regular route.

    Route 79 Flyer PM trips:
    Continue west on Wisconsin Avenue to 87th Street, north (right) to Watertown Plank Road, west (left) to regular route.

  • Attention MCTS Freeway Flyer & UBUS Riders

    Pertains to customers who Ride ONLY local streets on a Freeway Flyer Route

    Effective Monday, September 29, 2014, the Milwaukee County Transit System will be implementing a new policy that will require any person riding on a Freeway Flyer route – even just a short segment of the route- to pay the Freeway Flyer fare.

    This will NOT affect most riders and fares are NOT changing. Riders will still pay with a valid pass (i.e. CVP, U-PASS), Weekly/Monthly pass with cash premium, or the cash fare of $3.25 adult/$1.60 reduced.

    In the past, MCTS was able to accommodate riders who rode Freeway Flyers for just a short distance by charging them a regular local fare ($2.25 adult cash or $1.1.0 reduced). MCTS will no longer be able to provide this service.

    We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation as we implement this policy.

    Note: The $0.35 zone fare still applies for passengers who board or alight Route 79 in Waukesha County.
  • To view a detailed map of stops on Wisconsin Avenue, please click here.




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